Man (62) with Gracehill address is accused of sexual assault

Man (62) with Gracehill address is accused of sexual assault

A 62-year-old man with a Gracehill address is charged with sexual assault.

James Johnston, of Royal Court, is charged in relation to the period from 2016 to 2018.

He appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) via video link from his solicitor's office.

During a Preliminary Enquiry - the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court - a prosecutor submitted there was a case to answer.

A defence solicitor had no contrary submissions.

The case was sent to Antrim Crown Court on February 3 and the defendant was given £500 bail.